We stare at magazines, secretly wishing we looked like someone else, wanting to be more of this, or less of that. We compare ourselves to others, never truly knowing what's going on in their lives, but knowing it must be better than ours. We start diets and then stop, ultimately gaining more than we lost. We sit in front of the television after dinner instead of taking a walk around the block to … [Read more...] about You are Awesome: A Manifesto
A few months beyond my 40th birthday, I discovered the first secret to aging well. It was to stop dwelling and start doing. How often do you hear someone with an ache or a health setback say, “I’m just getting old,” or make some derogatory remark about their body? Are you one who complains about getting old? Well, if you say so! That’s how to counter those remarks and thoughts, … [Read more...] about My Secret to Slower Aging
We may wish for the Norman Rockwell version of Thanksgiving, family smiling and laughing joyfully as they surround a table with a big ol’ turkey. Let’s be real. Someone will say something provocative. Someone replies in anger. Old slights resurface. New ones leave a fresh cut. Tensions run high when people who normally don’t spend a lot of time together come together for an extended … [Read more...] about 3 Steps to Not Only Surviving, but Thriving, the Next 48 Hours
One of the most difficult concepts I ever had to learn – and that I still sometimes struggle with - was the importance of putting me first. As Moms, our lives revolve around other people, especially if we take care of little people. We make sure they get where they need to be. We put meals on the table. We help with homework, volunteer at schools, assist with extracurricular activities, give … [Read more...] about Self Care vs. Self Sacrifice: Which Do You Choose?